A collection of quotes on and about motivation.


“The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best.” 

Henry Van Dyke


"To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure."

Katherine Mansfield


“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

Leo Tolstoy


“A poor original is better than a good imitation.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”

W.B. Yeats


"You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself."

Swami Vivekananda


"You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds."

Thomas More


 "Only those who dare to make mistakes succeed greatly."

Gertrude Atherton


"Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place."

William C. Bryant


“A very little key will open a very heavy door.”

Charles Dickens


"A minute's success pays the failure of years."

Robert Browning